Thursday, February 14, 2013
Timothy Kistner has February's Student of the Month for Upper Moreland.
The Upper Moreland High School February Student of the month is Timothy Kistner. Tim is a member of the National Honor Society, plays on the soccer and tennis teams and is very involved in the school play. Tim is active in Interact Club, and is involved in Boy Scouts having attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Tim was involved in the Appalachia Service project in 2010 where he helped fix under-privileged homes in Appalachia. Tim also volunteers at the United Methodist Church League as both coach and referee. Tim was accepted early decision to Johns Hopkins University in the fall and wants to study micro-biology and virology.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Laura Travis was recognized as Upper Moreland's Student of the Month in January.
Friday, January 11
Upper Moreland High School senior Laura Travis received the January Student of the Month Award from Willow Grove Rotary President, Mr. John Douglass. The Student of the Month award is sponsored by the High School’s faculty and the Willow Grove Rotary Club to highlight student excellence and service. Laura is a member of the tennis and track teams, Environmental Club, National Honor Society, Key Club and is on the Yearbook Staff. Laura is a volunteer at the Holy Redeemer Thrift Store, Holy Redeemer Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Manor. Laura also is a volunteer for the style squad for the Willow Grove Park Mall. Laura is ranked 9th in the senior class and would like to attend Lafayette College and major in Chemical Engineering.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Upper Moreland has the most representatives from one school out of the 70 high schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties.
Tuesday, January 1
Twelve Upper Moreland High School students will represent the district in the upcoming 2012-2013 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 11 music festivals. The twelve students represent the highest number of musicians accepted to the ensemble from one school out of 70 high schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Congratulations to (l-r): Pat Higgins, Bari Sax (2nd Chair); Peter Garcia, Mallet Percussion and District Orchestra; Matt Dummeldinger, Alto Sax (2nd Chair); Anastasia Janney, Bass Clarinet (1st Chair); Natalya Bondarchuk, Cello (1st Chair); Pat Matthews, Trombone; Nicholas Vallerio, Clarinet; Sydney Halberstadt, Trumpet; Matt Salazar, Trumpet (2nd Chair) and District Orchestra; Dustin Woywod, Trumpet; and …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Curious as to what’s on the required reading list at Upper Moreland High School? Take a peek here.
It’s called the summer brain drain: the almost inescapable loss of a student’s mental faculty at the onset of sunny days and school-free hours. Upper Moreland High School, like many high schools across the country, will continue its summer reading program this summer in the hopes of keeping reading alive for personal and educational growth in its students. “In order to continue the development of critical reading skills necessary for success, students are expected to read during the summer,” reads the high school’s website. “At each grade level, required texts are complemented with an opportunity for students to read a book of their choice in the hope of fostering an intrinsic love of reading.” Each grade comes with its own summer reading…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Wearing the school's colors, 246 Upper Moreland High School class of 2012 students received their diplomas.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Upper Moreland High School Class of 2012 held its graduation ceremony June 6, on the high school's football field. According to a Montgomery Media article, the high school's principal, Joy Perisho, gave a speech that recognized the students' reaching this major milestone in their lives, but added that some of the most important moments in their lives will come with their continued personal growth. Other speakers also talked about the importance of continued learning throughout the rest of the students' lives, while keeping in mind the foundation that Upper Moreland High School has given them. According to the article, 246 Upper Moreland High School students received their diplomas. --- For the full story, visit www.montgomerynews.com…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Patrick has taken the most challenging curriculum possible for a senior, taking five AP courses.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Patrick Staiber was selected as Upper Moreland High School “Best of the Class” for the 2011-2012 school year by 6ABC. Patrick is rated number one in the senior class. Patrick has the most challenging curriculum possible for a senior, taking five AP courses: Patrick earned a score of ‘5 ‘on all three AP tests last year (AP US History, AP Chemistry, and AP Calculus). At the high school, Patrick has maintained involvement as a four year tennis player, Media Club and Key Club member. Athletically, he continued to play soccer for the township and also worked as a soccer referee. He also gives to his community through his volunteer work at his church teaching Sunday School. Working as the secretary at his church and at an area drug store are …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Spencer Camacho, an Upper Moreland High School student, won the talent competition at the Hatboro Summer Fun Festival and Carnival.
The smell of funnel cake, sounds of giddy laughter and fun-fueled screams permeated the cool spring air Saturday evening at the Hatboro Summer Fun Festival and Carnival. On the main stage, a group of pre-teens and teens sung their hearts out hoping to be crowned the winner of the Hatboro’s Got Talent competition. The winner, Spencer Camacho, 14, of Upper Moreland, performed two original piano-vocal compositions - “Mad Dog Shuffle” and “Only One.” Camacho, who is a freshman at Upper Moreland High School, won a grand prize of two tickets to a broadway musical and a dinner gift certificate, courtesy of sponsor Local Living Magazine. When Camacho finished performing the final song in the competition, “Only One,” the three judges looked at …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
This year’s post prom theme left Upper Moreland High School seniors saying, “Oh, What a Knight!”
Before Upper Moreland High School (UMHS) seniors could enter their high school for the post prom event, they first had to cross a drawbridge and moat – or at least a clever paper-mache facsimile. These decorations were a part of the 52nd-annual UMHS post-prom event, which took place in the high school gymnasium, June 1. “It started out as a gymnasium, and it turned into this wonderful theme,” Terri Soltis said. This year’s decorations revolved around the Medieval or Renaissance theme, titled “Oh What a Knight!” Soltis was among several other UMHS parents and school community members this year, who volunteered in the school’s post-prom committee. These volunteers were split up into groups that were each given a section of the gym to …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Upper Moreland’s superintendent gave an update on the proposed technology plan that may one day have all UMHS students working from laptops in school.
At the April 3 Upper Moreland School Board Programs and Services Committee meeting, superintendent of schools Dr. Robert Milrod shared an idea to put Upper Moreland High School (UMHS) on the path to a 21-centuray learning enviornment. As reported in a previous article, Milrod presented the possibility of having every student use a laptop for their coursework throughout the day, as well as for homework at night. He again brought up the subject of technology at the high school at this month’s committee meeting. “We have come to the committee now on a couple of occasions to talk about a proposal that will attempt to make a transition at the high school to a wireless environment,” Milrod told the committee. “Rather than read from a textbook or…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Bob Barron has transformed countless students lives in his 35-year career in Upper Moreland School District through his work as band director.
Every once in a while, someone walks into our life and changes it forever. It might have been a coach, parent, volunteer, advisor or it maybe a teacher. Well, for the past 35 years, Bob Barron has shaped the lives of hundreds of students through his work as band director in the Upper Moreland School District. Barron started playing trumpet at an early age and continued through high school and college. Barron admits that even though band directing came natural to him, it was not his first career path, as he attended West Chester University (WCU) with aspirations of going on the road and touring as a musician. Barron found his love of teaching through observing band directors for coarse credit at WCU. Barron graduated from Upper Moreland …